ME Assistant Professor Donald Siegel has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Sciences' first Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science program. This is the science equivalent to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering program. The symposium will be held on on July 9-11, 2011 in Bogor, Indonesia.
This symposium series is the premiere activity within the U.S. Academy for distinguished young scientists. Attendees are selected by a committee of Academy members from among young researchers who have already made recognized contributions to science, including recipients of major fellowships and awards. Since its inception in 1989, more than one hundred of its "alumni" have been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and eight have received Nobel Prizes. Many participants cite the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium as one of the most significant experiences of their scientific careers.
The success of the Frontiers symposium series has spawned similar programs, such as the series on Frontiers of Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering, and the German-American Frontiers of Science, under the auspices of the German-American Academic Council and in coordination with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society.